Trail Blazers vs Warriors Tuesday, 04/05/11 AT 07:00PM

Warriors 108, Trail Blazers 87: Post-Game Notes

  1. Written by: caseyholdahl  / avg. rating: 4.0

    -- The Trail Blazers have now sold out 154 straight games at the Rose Garden (including regular season and playoffs), dating back to Dec. 21, 2007 … Entering tonight Portland was second in the NBA in average home attendance (20,500).

    -- Portland clinched its third straight playoff appearance after Houston lost to Sacramento 104-101 earlier in the night … The Trail Blazers will be participating in the playoffs for 29th time in franchise history.

    -- The Trail Blazers are now 12 games over .500 with a record of 45-33, which is three games behind their 78-game record from last season (48-30) when Portland went on to win 50 games and claim the sixth seed in the Western Conference Playoffs.

    -- With the win Golden State takes a 2-1 lead in the season series with Portland … The Trail Blazers and Warriors will meet in the regular season finale on April 13th  in Oakland to wrap up the series … Portland has not taken a season series from Golden State since 2002-03, when it swept the Warriors 4-0 … The Warriors brought the Trail Blazers’ home winning streak of eight games to an end.

    -- LaMarcus Aldridge scored 17 points and pulled down 12 rebounds for his 33rd double-double of the season … He totaled nine points, eight rebounds and four assists in the first half … Aldridge is averaging 24.1 points (52.4 FG%) and 9.1 rebounds since Dec. 15 (53 games).

    -- Wesley Matthews tied a team-high with 17 points on 6-for-11 shooting, adding three rebounds and three assists.

    -- Portland’s bench scored 31 points compared 13 points by Golden State’s bench players … Nicolas Batum led all bench players with 15 points on 7-for-14 shooting from the field.

    -- Marcus Camby pulled down eight rebounds and dished two assists before leaving with 1:53 remaining in the first quarter with a neck strain.

    -- The first half featured 15 lead changes and 14 ties with Golden State and Portland finishing with 19 points each in the first quarter and 28 points a piece in the second.

    -- Golden State scored 37 points on 80.0 percent shooting in the third quarter … The Warriors’ 37 points marks a season-high for Portland opponents in the third quarter.

    -- Stephen Curry (28 points), Monta Ellis (30 points) and David Lee (29 points) led the way for Golden State by scoring 87 of the teams 108 points … After three quarters Curry, Ellis and Lee had combined for 71 of the Warriors 84 points … Lee collected a season-high 20 rebounds to go with his 29 points … Those three players were the only Warriors to reach double-digits, while Portland had five players score at least 10 points.

    -- Andre Miller scored 12 points on 4-for-7 shooting from the field to go with two assists … Miller is two assists away from becoming the 14th player in NBA history to dish out 7,000 career dimes.

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